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    • 1. TOWNSHIP ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH
    • 2. Preliminary Findings The Loevy Consulting Group Chicago, Illinois Research Support Services Evanston, Illinois COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT
    • 3. CONTENTS <ul><li>TAFY Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Research Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary Findings </li></ul><ul><li>Response </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 4. MISSION <ul><li>To advocate for New Trier Township youth as they grow toward healthy and responsible adulthood by mobilizing resources across township’s agencies, schools, faith communities, governmental bodies, youth and families. </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 5. TAFY GOAL #1 <ul><li>To serve as baseline for measurement and assessment against which to measure progress over the coming years. </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 6. TAFY GOAL #2 <ul><li>To focus on preteens and teens in grades 6-12 in the township communities of Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Glencoe, Northfield and Glenview. </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 7. TAFY GOAL #3 <ul><li>To engage parents, faith communities, volunteers, social service agencies, schools, civic organizations, as well as youth themselves, in meaningful dialogue about the strengths, challenges, and needs of youth in New Trier Township. </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 8. TAFY GOAL #4 <ul><li>To address a wide-range of youth issues , such as emotional/ behavioral health, accessibility of recreational and support services, benefits and challenges of raising youth/being a youth in the North Shore, and opportunities for positive youth development. </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 9. TAFY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (1) <ul><li>Ginny Anderson Links-North Shore Youth Health Service </li></ul><ul><li>Stephani Becker Wilmette Youth Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Erin Biernbaum TAFY Coordinator, New Trier Township High School 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Dohrer New Trier Township High School </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Feldman Former Chair, Wilmette Youth Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Golebiewski New Trier Township High School </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 10. TAFY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2) <ul><li>Kate Mahoney PEER Services, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Judy Meyer Erika’s Lighthouse </li></ul><ul><li>Diane Block/ Haven Youth and Family Services Amy O’Leary </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Rector Family Service of Glencoe </li></ul><ul><li>Alec Ross Licensed Clinical Social Worker </li></ul><ul><li>Melissa Miller Student Advisor, New Trier High School 2008 </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 11. GUIDING PRINCIPLES IN DATA COLLECTION <ul><li>Work from a positive point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the issues and insights from the qualitative data collection to guide the quantitative data collection. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop questions based on validated surveys from respected organizations & foundations </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 12. DATA COLLECTION METHODS (1) <ul><li>Seventeen Key Informant Interviews with community leaders in Spring 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Six Focus Groups with parents and service providers in Summer 2007 (26 parents and 19 providers) </li></ul><ul><li>Five Town Hall Meetings in Fall 2007 (40 people) </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 13. DATA COLLECTION METHODS (2) <ul><li>Seven Focus Groups with students and teachers in Winter 2008 (36 students and 15 teachers & superintendents) </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based surveys with community members, 6 th graders, 7 th /8 th graders, and High School students in Spring/Summer 2008 (528 respondents) </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 14. WEB SURVEY: CONTENT CONSIDERATIONS <ul><li>Family Relations </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships with other Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Well-being </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol, Drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Sex </li></ul><ul><li>Community Engagement </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08 Qualitative data suggested ten content areas:
    • 15. WEB SURVEY: RESPONDENT CONSIDERATIONS <ul><li>6 th Grade Reframe questions about sex for 6 th versus 7 th /8 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>7 th /8 th Grade As with 6 th Grade survey, questions about suicide use the term “harm yourself “ rather than suicide </li></ul><ul><li>High School More questions on alcohol, drugs, sex; tried not to repeat YRBS </li></ul><ul><li>Community Three tracks, for community members with (1) children between 6 th -12 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>(2) children beyond 12 th grade but younger than 40 (3) others </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 16. WEB SURVEY: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS (1) <ul><li>6 th /7 th /8 th 4 Districts: Mailed letters to students inviting them to participate in web survey </li></ul><ul><li>1 district: Sent home letters to all students inviting them to participate in web survey </li></ul><ul><li>1 district: Drew sample from school directory & mailed letter inviting students to participate in web survey </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 17. WEB SURVEY: DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS (2) <ul><li>High School Drew 50% sample from school listing & mailed letter inviting students to participate in web survey </li></ul><ul><li>Community Drew 20% sample from purchased mailing list & mailed letter inviting community members to participate in web survey </li></ul>TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 18. RESPONDENTS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08 CATEGORY Respondents Response Rate Community 303 6.1% High School 88 4.3% Middle School 88 4.3% 6th Grade 49 4.8% Total 528 5.2%    
    • 19. 1A. RELATIONSHIPS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 20. 1B. RELATIONSHIPS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 21. 1C. RELATIONSHIPS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 22. 2. FRIENDS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 23. 3A. BULLYING TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 24. 3B. BULLYING TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 25. 4A. FEELINGS: STUDENTS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 26. 4B. FEELINGS: STUDENTS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 27. 4C. FEELINGS: COMMUNITY TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 28. 4D. FEELINGS: COMMUNITY TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 29. 5A. DEPRESSION: COMMUNITY TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 30. 5B. DEPRESSION: TEENS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 31. 5C. DEPRESSION: TEENS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 32. 5D. DEPRESSION: TEENS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 33. 6A. ACTIVITIES TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 34. 6B. ACTIVITIES TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 35. 6C. ACTIVITIES TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 36. 6D. ACTIVITIES TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 37. 6E. ACTIVITIES (continued) TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 38. 7A. SEX TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 39. 7B. SEX TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 40. 7C. SEX TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 41. 8A. ALCOHOL & DRUGS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 42. 8B. ALCOHOL & DRUGS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 43. 8C. ALCOHOL & DRUGS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 44. 8D. ALCOHOL & DRUGS TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 45. 9. DIFFICULTIES TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08
    • 46. 10. SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS/ COMMUNITY EFFICACY TAFY Presentation. 11/5/08

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